How2 access fm

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How2 access fm

  1. 1. Technology Design HOW 2 Series evaluate products using the ACCESS FM analysis & evaluation tool
  2. 3. Stage 1/9 <ul><li>Sketch the product from several points of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Include features, such as buttons, screens etc. </li></ul>A C C E S S F M
  3. 4. Stage 2/9 <ul><li>Aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><li>What shape is it? </li></ul><ul><li>What colours? </li></ul><ul><li>What style? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you like it? Why? </li></ul>A C C E S S F M
  4. 5. Stage 3/9 <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>How much does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this good value for money? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the brand name make it more expensive? </li></ul>A C C E S S F M
  5. 6. Stage 4/9 <ul><li>Consumer </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the product aimed at? </li></ul><ul><li>Age range? </li></ul><ul><li>Interests? </li></ul><ul><li>Tastes & style? </li></ul><ul><li>What would they use it for? How? </li></ul>A C C E S S F M
  6. 7. Stage 5/9 <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Does it produce harmful chemicals? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it make other people uncomfortable? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the manufacture cause pollution? What? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it use energy? What? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the effect of this energy? </li></ul>A C C E S S F M
  7. 8. Stage 6/9 <ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any sharp edges/corners </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any loose wires or parts? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything that could be a ‘choke hazard’ for children? </li></ul>A C C E S S F M
  8. 9. Stage 7/9 <ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>What are the key dimensions? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it suitable for its task? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes it suitable? </li></ul>A C C E S S F M
  9. 10. Stage 8/9 <ul><li>Function </li></ul><ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use? </li></ul><ul><li>What in puts are there? E.g. buttons, sensors etc </li></ul><ul><li>What out puts are there? E.g. lights, sound etc </li></ul>A C C E S S F M
  10. 11. Stage 9/9 <ul><li>Material </li></ul><ul><li>What is it made from? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the materials appropriate? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it made? </li></ul><ul><li>Is well made? </li></ul><ul><li>What components are there? </li></ul>A C C E S S F M

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